<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.nbcdfw.com en-usSun, 09 Dec 2018 22:01:35 -0600Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:01:35 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Police: Woman Shot While On Her Way to Work]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:04:04 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bedford+shooting.PNG

Bedford police are searching for a gunman after a woman was shot as she walked to her car inside of an apartment complex early Sunday morning.

According to police, at 4:45 a.m., the woman was walking to her car in the parking lot of the Copper Hill Apartments located at 3044 Bedford Road when she was approached by a white male wearing a black colored hoodie-style sweatshirt and a beanie. The victim described the man as being around 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-10-inches tall.

He then then shot the victim.

The victim told police that she recalled hearing three gunshots but thinks that the first one struck her in her on the left side of her pelvis.

She has since been treated and released from the hospital.

The victim told police that she normally leaves for work during this time and believes she was targeted.

Nothing was taken from her during the shooting and this incident is still under investigation at this time.

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<![CDATA[Caraway Seat Runoff Pits Former Council Member vs Activist]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:33:11 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dwaine-caraway-empty-chair.jpg

Tuesday's runoff election will bring to an end Oak Cliff’s long wait for a new council member after Dwaine Caraway pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges.

Election Day will mark the 125th day since Caraway resigned. A crowded field that vied to replace him in November is down to just two top finishers: former council member Carolyn King Arnold and activist Keyaira Saunders.

Since the runoff campaign began, neither candidate has delved too much into policy details. Arnold, who served one term before Caraway defeated her last year, has instead run on a broad theme of experience while Saunders has tried to run as an outsider.

Read more from our media partner The Dallas Morning News.



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<![CDATA[Winter Storm Forces American Airlines to Cancel Flights]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:47:54 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/American-Airlines-120918.jpg

Winter Storm Diego has forced American Airlines and its partners to cancel around 1,600 flights Sunday and Monday to or from airports in the Southeast, according to the airlines.

Fort Worth-based American said inclement impacted its hub in Charlotte Sunday, but it expected operations to return to normal by Monday morning.

The carrier canceled 1,200 flights Sunday, and 400 more Monday, though American said many of the Monday cancellations out of Charlotte would be on smaller aircraft.

American Airlines' travel alert, issued Thursday, covers nine airports in four states and allows customers affected by the winter storm to rebook their flights without change fees.

The airports affected are:

  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
  • Roanoke, Virginia



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<![CDATA[More Than 800 Pets Find New Homes for the Holidays]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:02:50 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MEGA+ADOPTION+EVENT.jpg

More than 800 pets found a new home for the holidays after the weekend-long Mega Adoption Event in Fort Worth, according to the Humane Society of North Texas.

The event, a joint initiative between the Humane Society of North Texas and Fort Worth Animal Care and Control, saw 861 pets find homes, with only three remaining.

The three pets left -- all dogs -- will be free to adopt Monday at the Humane Society's main shelter in Fort Worth, at 1840 East Lancaster Avenue.

The event was the first of its kind, as the two organizations teamed up to offer $10 adoptions.

Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and even rats were available.

"The manpower that's gone into this has been unbelievable," said Humane Society of North Texas director of communications Cassie Lackey.

Together, about 100 staff members and 100 volunteers worked to transport the animals to a cattle barn at Will Rogers Coliseum with the help of a motorcade transport from Fort Worth Police.

It's a partnership that was made possible thanks to a $25,000 grant from Petco to help both overcrowded shelters open up some space.

"This is normally our quiet time where we're through with puppy season, we're through with kitten season, so we normally get kind of a break. That hasn't been our experience this year," said assistant director of code compliance for animal welfare Tim Morton.



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<![CDATA[Instant Analysis: Cowboys vs. Eagles]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:07:20 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Amari-Cooper-Getty-120918.jpg

Here's NBC 5 Cowboys Insider Jean-Jacques Taylor's instant analysis of the Cowboys' 29-23 win over the Eagles.

WHAT IT MEANS
The Cowboys, winner of five straight games, have virtually eliminated Philadelphia from the NFC East race and the playoffs. The victory puts the Cowboys in complete control of the division.

TURNING POINT
On fourth-and-1 in overtime, Ezekiel Elliott made a defender miss in the backfield and lunged for a first down to give the Cowboys a chance to score the game-winning touchdown.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Amari Cooper continued to make the Cowboys look good for trading a first-round draft pick to Oakland for him. He caught 10 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns. He caught touchdowns of 28 and 75 yards Sunday in the fourth quarter.

KEY STAT
Dak Prescott fumbled for a league-leading 12th time this season. He has lost six fumbles this year, including one against Philadelphia on Sunday. Prescott's turnovers must stop. The surest metric in the NFL is that turnovers equal losses.

WHAT'S NEXT
The Cowboys face Indianapolis, which is tied with three other teams in the AFC at 7-6. The Colts beat Houston last week, and need a win to solidify their playoff position.



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<![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Cold Tonight, Sunny & Cool Monday]]> https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brian-james-2017.jpg

Rain chances return this afternoon and will continue into the first part of the weekendRain chances return this afternoon and will continue into the first part of the weekend. 

The clouds will continue to clear out tonight. Some light fog may develop north and NW of DFW as the temperature drops below freezing. That means some freezing is possible in those areas. The rest of us will just watch the temperature drop into the 20s to near 30°. Plan on bundling up Monday morning for the return to work and school.

The new week will start with lots of sun, but we will be slow to warm. Highs will climb back into the middle 50s Monday. Upper 50s are on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday. By Tuesday afternoon, we will see clouds begin to increase as the next storm system approaches the area. A few showers will be possible Wednesday. Scattered showers and storms will be around on Thursday before the cold front swings through in the afternoon. That will kick up the wind and drop the temperature late Thursday and Friday.

  • TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Low: 29. Wind: NW 5 mph.
  • MONDAY: Sunny and cold. High: 54. Wind: NW/S 5 mph.
  • TUESDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and cool. Low: 33. High: 59. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
  • WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 47. High: 61. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
  • THURSDAY: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for scattered showers. Low: 47. High: 58. Wind: S/NW 15-25 mph.
  • FRIDAY: Windy and colder. Becoming mostly sunny by mid morning. Low: 38. High: 55. Wind: NW 15-25 mph.
  • SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. Low: 36. High: 57. Wind: Light and variable.
  • SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 44. High: 60. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
  • MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 43. High: 59. Wind: N/SE 5 mph.
  • TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Isolated storms possible. Low: 46. High: 62. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
  • WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 45. High: 59. Wind: NW 10 mph.


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<![CDATA[Man Finishes Marathon With Surgeon Who Gave Him a 2nd Chance]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:59:42 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dallas+Marathon+120918.jpg

A Dallas man got a second chance to cross the finish line at the BMW Dallas Marathon Relay after a near-death experience during the race last year.

And the man who gave him a second chance at life ran along with him this time around.

Dwayne Pickens suffered a major heart attack while running the race in 2017.

"I was a couple miles into the race, and I was just having a hard time breathing," he said.

A couple days later, Pickens had quadruple bypass surgery.

After the procedure, his cardiac surgeon, Dr. Baron Hamman, made him a deal to run the relay again, but this time with him.

"Here's a doctor that just sowed me up, knows what he did to my heart, and said we are going to do this next year. It was a major motivational factor," Pickens said.

Dr. Hamman said he saw the race as a way for him to not only help Pickens finish what he started, but also to get himself back into shape.

"I'll help him if he helps me," Hamman said.

The two, along with three of Pickens' sons, formed the team "DP Strong."

Together they all finished this year's marathon relay, with Pickens running the final stretch.

"I'm pretty emotional. I didn't earn this last year. I didn't make it. This year, I did," Pickens said.

Pickens said they hoped to make the run a yearly tradition.

He also hoped that his story would remind people to see their doctor each year, and if something feels "off" to get it checked, especially before any strenuous activity such as a marathon.



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<![CDATA[Young Sisters Raise $1.5 Million Selling Origami Ornaments]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:54:19 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Origami+Ornaments+120919.jpg

Two young North Texas sisters have raised more than $1 million to bring clean water to people across the globe.

"It also is like one of the best feelings to see something that you worked really hard on change someone's life," 15-year-old Isabelle Adams said.

Isabelle and her sister Katherine, along with countless volunteers, make origami ornaments for their nonprofit, Paper for Water. Each ornament can take between one and 10 hours to make.

This holiday, the girls and their volunteers decorated two trees at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

You can buy one ornament, or an entire tree, with all of the proceeds going to their nonprofit.

In the last seven years, ornament sales have raised $1.5 million, which has funded 170 water projects in 17 countries.

"And we've actually been able to visit them," Isabelle said. "So, we know that they're actually happening, which is something that's really important to us because we want to make sure that time and effort, and our volunteers' time and effort, are really making a difference in people's lives."

"We feel obligated as blessed people, to go and bless other people," 12-year-old Katherine said.

"One of the things that water does is it allows kids to go to school and get an education, and it helps bring their entire country out of the cycle of poverty if the children are educated," Isabelle said. "And then you really never know what they're going to do with their life. Maybe they'll discover something that ends up saving my life."

The girls are also working to start Paper for Water clubs in schools to get more students involved.

You can purchase a Paper for Water origami Christmas ornament inside the Four Reasons gift boutique. They are also available online on the Paper for Water website, www.paperforwater.org.



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<![CDATA[Man Arrested After Telling Kids Santa Is 'Not Real']]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:37:38 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Santa+Not+Real+Arrest.jpg

A man was arrested for trespassing at a Cleburne church on Saturday after telling children that Santa Claus is "not real," police said.
It happened at St. Mark United Methodist Church of Cleburne during a "Breakfast with Santa" event, police said.
Aaron Urbanski, 31, of Joshua, was arrested on a charge of trespassing and booked into the Johnson County Law Enforcement Center. No bond was immediately set.
Urbanski was one of three men protesting outside the church, police said.
They were asked "multiple times" to leave the church property, said Cleburne police officer Brian McQueen.
Two of the men did leave but Urbanski refused and "continued causing a disturbance," he said.
Heather Johnson, a mother of four young children, said two men holding signs confronted her on the way into the church and said, "Do you let your kids believe in a fake Santa or do they know who Jesus is?”
"When I told them not to ruin Santa and Christmas for my kids they started to shout out that Santa was not real and that I was wrong for teaching them that," she said. "I got really verbal with them over it."
The second man was not arrested, police said.
Mayor Scott Cain said the city of 30,000, which is located about 30 miles south of Fort Worth, planned to increase security for its Christmas parade planned for Sunday in case there are more protests.
"Are you kidding me - Protesting Santa?" Cain wrote on his Facebook page. "While I understand folks right to protest, Cleburne loves Santa and those protesters who were naughty and broke the law when they trespassed were arrested promptly. Guess they wanted coal in their stockings to go with a court appearance."

A man was arrested for trespassing at a Cleburne, Texas church on Saturday after telling children that Santa Claus is "not real," police said.

It happened at St. Mark United Methodist Church of Cleburne during a "Breakfast with Santa" event, police said.

Aaron Urbanski, 31, of Joshua, was arrested on a charge of trespassing and booked into the Johnson County Law Enforcement Center. No bond was immediately set.

Urbanski was one of three men protesting outside the church, police said.

They were asked "multiple times" to leave the church property, said Cleburne police officer Brian McQueen.

Two of the men did leave but Urbanski refused and "continued causing a disturbance," he said.

Heather Johnson, a mother of four young children, said two men holding signs confronted her on the way into the church and said, "Do you let your kids believe in a fake Santa or do they know who Jesus is?”

"When I told them not to ruin Santa and Christmas for my kids they started to shout out that Santa was not real and that I was wrong for teaching them that," she said. "I got really verbal with them over it."

Mayor Scott Cain said the city of 30,000, which is located about 30 miles south of Fort Worth, planned to increase security for its Christmas parade planned for Sunday evening in case there are more protests.

"Are you kidding me - Protesting Santa?" Cain wrote on his Facebook page. "While I understand folks right to protest, Cleburne loves Santa and those protesters who were naughty and broke the law when they trespassed were arrested promptly. Guess they wanted coal in their stockings to go with a court appearance."



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<![CDATA[Gunman On the Run After Fatal Shooting in Dallas Overnight]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:59:44 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/fatal+shooting+dallas.PNG

Dallas officers are searching for a suspect after a person was shot and killed late Saturday night.

Officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Miller Avenue for a shooting a little after midnight. When they arrived, they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

They transported them to an area hospital where they were pronounced deceased.

No one is in custody at this time and this incident is still under investigation.

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested for DWI After Wreck That Killed Passenger ]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:39:35 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Police+Lights+Generic+NBC4_15.jpg

A man has been arrested after driving while drunk and killing the passenger in his car late Saturday evening.

At 11:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of E. Ledbetter Drive for a wreck.

Investigations revealed that the driver at fault, a 29-year-old, had been turning left to travel southbound onto 4900 Veterans Drive.

While attempting to make the turn, another driver traveling eastbound on E. Ledbetter Drive was in the middle lane when the 29-year-old failed to yield the right of way, causing a collision.

The front right passenger, 23, of the 29-year-old’s car was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The driver at fault had been drinking and driving and was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and remains at an area hospital receiving further medical treatment.

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<![CDATA[ICYMI Weekend News Digest: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018]]> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:29:56 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/weekend-digest-120918.jpg

To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories across North Texas, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit 5 stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.

In our 5+5 format, we published the first 5 on Saturday morning, while you can find the second five below.

George P. Bush Calls His Grandfather a Hero

George P. Bush sits down with Meredith Land to talk about his grandfather and the legacy he leaves behind. Click here to read more about this story.

Houston Pizza Maker Remembers Bush 41, His Favorite Dish

The owners of a Houston pizzeria who developed a friendship with former President George H.W. Bush say they will proudly attend his funeral Thursday and will still serve his favorite pies -- which include eight toppings. Click here to read more about this story.

Travelers Say Greyhound Lost Their Luggage, Couldn't Recover Bags

Two North Texans reached out to NBC 5 Responds after they said Greyhound misplaced their bags and couldn't provide any answers. Click here to read more about this story.

Special Rangers Tasked with Investigating Cattle Crimes

Ranching is a way of life that hasn’t been forgotten in North Texas. For ranchers like Joe Stout, there is a team of elite investigators with a unique skill set to protect him and his property. They’re Special Rangers with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Click here to read more about this story.

Bobbie Wygant's Memoir Covers 70 Years in Television

Bobbie Wygant has been a mainstay at NBC 5 since the station went on the air as WBAP-TV in 1948. Now, she has a memoir capturing her years as an entertainment reporter. Click here to read more about this story.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5's Pet of the Week Is Luna and She is Gorgeous]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:32:25 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/219*120/Pet+of+the+Week+120918.PNG

Luna loves to counter surf and teasing dogs. She will be available for adoption at the Mega Adoption event at the Will Rogers Coliseum .  

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<![CDATA[Young Girl Dies in Crash on East Loop 820]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:53:48 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fort+worth+police+car+closeup.jpg

A young girl is dead after a crash on East Loop 820 Saturday night in Fort Worth, police say.

A driver lost control of his black Dodge Ram after it hydroplaned and collided with a gold Nissan Altima around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of East Loop 820, Fort Worth police said.

The Altima was driven by a mother, carrying her two daughters, who police say were about 4 and 6 years old. The second daughter was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

The mother was ejected from the car, but escaped with minor injuries, while the driver of the Ram was uninjured.



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<![CDATA[Dallas Police Seek Aggravated Robbery Offenders]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:38:15 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new+vice+unit.jpg

Dallas Police say multiple aggravated robbery offenses occurred from Dec. 2-7 at several different locations during the evening.

Police said robberies have occurred at 4300 Cabell Drive, 2700 Maryland Avenue, 700 Nolte Drive and 900 Evergreen Hill Road.

The alleged offenders are Latin males, 17-20 years old. Armed with handguns, the offenders approach victims as they are in their driveways and force them into their homes at gunpoint. They are driving a black Cadillac 4-door sedan and a gold pickup truck.

Elena Juarez says she is among the victims.

She says she had just gotten into her car last Tuesday morning on her way to work when a man knocked on her window using a gun.

Frightened, she opened the window and unlocked the car.

She says another man was on the passenger side of her car demanding she hand over her property.

She says one of the men spoke to her in Spanish.

The men, she says, got away with her backpack, cell phone even her packed lunch.

The mother of two remembers the men repeatedly warning her not to look at them.

She was unharmed.

The Dallas Police Department cautioned the community to be aware of their surroundings, arrive home during evening hours and report any suspicious activity to the police.

Any information relating to these offenses can be forwarded to Detective Joshua Romero at (214) 671-3645 or Joshua.romero@dallascityhall.com.



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<![CDATA[1 Dead, Firefighter, Others Injured in Residential Fire]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:32:53 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/217*120/fw+fatal+fire.PNG

One person is dead after a house fire that injured a Fort Worth firefighter Saturday morning, fire officials say.

At about 10 a.m., Fort Worth firefighters were called to a structure fire in the 2400 block of Shropshire Street. 

The home belongs to Carl Martin and his wife. They were home at the time with their niece and her 23-year-old daughter.

"We think the heater messed up, but we don't know. It sounded like something popped and I looked in there and saw a little fire. By the time I looked back it was a big fire," Martin said.

He, his wife and his niece made it out, but his great niece was still inside. 

Two men from a group home next door heard their cries for help and tried to rush in to save her, but they weren't able to make it past the entry way.

"I got in and there was a little flame to the right where the hallway is and before you know it there was just smoke that engulfed me," Dennis Stewart said.

By the time firefighters arrived, the 23-year-old had died.

Officials with the Fort Worth Fire Department confirmed one other person was transported to an area hospital with burn injuries and a firefighter suffered a lower leg injury.

"We do keep his family in our thoughts and prayers at this time along with the family here at this home. This is obviously something that we take extremely seriously. Our hearts go out to these residents, here," said Mike Drivdahl, public information officer for the Fort Worth Fire Department. "We're very said to have this kind of news." 

Stewart said his neighbors have always been generous. The night before the fire, they'd brought food over for the men next door. 

He now hopes the community will give back to them in their time of need.

"They need help. Pray for the family," said Stewart.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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<![CDATA[Traffic Advisory for Last Day of the BMW Dallas Marathon]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:39:21 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/121116+2016+BMW+Dallas+Marathon+start.jpg

The following is a traffic advisory for the BMW Dallas Marathon scheduled for its last day, Sunday, Dec. 9.

The Dallas Police Department, in conjunction with race organizers, has developed a plan to minimize traffic interruptions. Dallas police will work traffic as necessary with roads reopening after the race passes each intersection.

A map of the event as well as a list of intersections can be found here.

More about the BMW Dallas Marathon can be found here.



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<![CDATA[Cold, Wet Start to BMW Dallas Marathon]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:43:26 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dallas+Marathon+Rain+120818.jpg

The first day of races at the BMW Dallas Marathon kicked off with cold, wet weather.

More than 2,700 people from all around the world participated in Saturday's events, many of them dressed in rain gear and carrying umbrellas to keep dry.

"Today was very messy and wet… lots of puddles. My toes are frozen," said D'Anna Durham, a runner.

On Saturday, the 10K, 5K, two-mile walk, dog race and kids' races took place.

"The weather is cold and chilly. I hope it's not going to snow," said a laughing Bailey Tsay, who ran in one of the races.

Other events in North Texas were canceled due to the weather.

Plano's annual holiday parade was canceled.

"It was going to be a safety issue. It wasn't going to be great to put the kids out here in the rain and cold," said Mike Rogers, with the Plano Early Lions Club.

Rogers said canceling the parade was a difficult decision after months of planning.

On Sunday, the Dallas Marathon will include the half-marathon, full marathon and ultra-marathon.

"Tomorrow will definitely be drier, and that will make it so much better," Durham said.



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<![CDATA[Families of Fallen Heroes Treated to Trip to Disney World]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:46:20 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Snowball+Express+Send+off+120818.jpg

Christmas is coming early for some North Texas families who boarded the Snowball Express on Saturday.

The Gold Star families will enjoy a week-long, all-expenses paid trip to Disney World in Orlando.

The families received a unique send-off at DFW Airport.

From high-five's from superheros, to pictures with polar bears and a drum line with cheerleaders, the families received the red carpet treatment.

Amanda Alexander, of Lawton, Oklahoma is taking her mom and three kids.

Her husband Toby Alexander was killed in Afghanistan six years ago.

"He had only been there a couple of days, so you're not thinking the worst is going to happen, but it did," Alexander said.

Families flew in from all over the country to depart from DFW -- strangers with one thing in common.

"Just even knowing that there's this many families that have lost, that's just heartbreaking," said Kerry Pierce of Crowley. Her brother, an active service member in the Navy, committed suicide last year.

Allison Ready, 14, is from Mississippi.

Her dad, Jesse Ready, Jr., a lieutenant in the Navy, died from cancer three years ago.

"I couldn't even break down because I had to be there for my mom to help rebuild her so I had to mature very quickly at such a young age," Ready said.

A trip to Disney with her mom, she said, would give her a chance to be a kid again.

"There is actually hope in this world," Ready said.

Families brought together by the saddest of circumstances are headed to the happiest place on earth.

The Gary Sinise Foundation is the organization behind the Snowball Express program.

Fort Worth-based American Airlines is a sponsor.



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<![CDATA[Fort Worth Woman Starts Chimney Fire]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 20:16:47 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PoppyStChimneyFire.jpg

A fire injured two people in Fort Worth early Saturday morning.

The fire burned around 4 a.m. in the 4700 block of Poppy Drive in Fort Worth as a result of a woman, 40-50s, trying to start a fire in the chimney in her house.

The woman was taken to a hospital by paramedics. A second ambulance was needed for another victim, an unidentified resident of the house.

One of the patients had burned feet while the other was affected by smoke inhalation. MedStar was on the scene aiding in relief of at least one of the burn victims.

The Fort Worth Fire Department said the fire was under control Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Two Dead, One Injured in South Dallas Shooting: Police]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:35:08 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Lancaster+Rd+Shooting.jpg

Two people are dead and another is seriously injured after someone opened fire in far South Dallas Friday afternoon, police say.

Three people were parked in a car in the 2700 block of Palo Alto Drive when a man approached and started shooting inside the vehicle, hitting all three people, police said. 

Police said two of the victims died and the third, who police have said is 16 years old, was undergoing surgery.

Police had only a vague description of the shooter, a black man wearing a black hoodie and dark-colored pants. After the shooting, the gunman is believed to have ran east toward Santa Rosa Drive. 

Police originally responded to 7800 block of South Lancaster, but then determined the shooting took place a short distance away.

A motive for the shooting has not been confirmed.

Police are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact Detective McDaniel at 214-671-4236 or email at tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com



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<![CDATA[Search for Gunman Continues After Man Shot in the Shoulder]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:12:33 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/fw+bar+shooting.PNG

Police are searching for a gunman after he allegedly shot several victims inside of a Fort Worth bar Friday night.

According to Fort Worth police, officers responded to a shooting call at 5029 E. Rosedale Street at 5:05 p.m. Investigations revealed that two men had gotten into an argument at the Classy Lady.

One of the men then left and returned with a gun and fired shots at the victim.

The victim attempted to escape by running to the back of the bar after which the shooter walked the victim back to the middle of the bar and shot him in the shoulder.

The man then fired more rounds into the bar before leaving and fleeing the scene.

Police believe there may be an additional two victims who drove themselves to a local hospital.

This investigation is ongoing at this time and conditions of the victims are unknown.

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